Tag Archives: environmentalism

  • Jenga Ocean Has Blocks Made from Recycled Fishing Nets

    Jenga Ocean Has Blocks Made from Recycled Fishing Nets

    Just when I think I’ve gotten a grip on the culture and what is has in store, something comes along that completely blindsides me. Case in point:┬áJenga Ocean, a new version of the popular party game featuring blocks – normally made of wood – constructed out of sorcery or science from recycled fishing nets. Apparently […]

  • Ecobranding: Ink-Saving Alternative Logos

    Ecobranding: Ink-Saving Alternative Logos

    Conservation is an important thing, and in the corporate world a little bit of conservation can have exponential effects. A new project seeks to encourage corporations to save in an unexpected place: Ink. It’s called Ecobranding. Ecobranding is billed as “a more ecological branding design, a new approach to the brand design process,” and the […]

  • CasusGrill: A Totally Biodegradable Disposable Grill

    CasusGrill: A Totally Biodegradable Disposable Grill

    The phrase “disposable grill” gets abused a little bit out in the marketplace, since most of these disposable grills will collect dust in a compost heap for decades rather than being truly disposed of, in the global sense. But CasusGrill, fresh off winning a “Feel Good” 2017 Danish Design Award, is different. CasusGrill is a […]

  • Noah x Smokey the Bear Capsule Collection (Video)

    Noah x Smokey the Bear Capsule Collection (Video)

    Smokey the Bear is a true fashion icon, usually photographed shirtless and in blue jeans, with a yellow forest ranger cap and a friendly but firm facial expression. Now, he’s teaming up with NYC clothing brand NYC for the Noah x Smokey the Bear collection, which carries with it a message of environmental conscientiousness that’s […]

  • Halo Compostable Coffee Pods

    Halo Compostable Coffee Pods

    I saw a political cartoon once that was about that dark secret of the coffee industry: Keurig and other brands like it that use disposable single-use coffee pods are horrible for the environment, clogging up landfills with ever-increasing tons of plastic just to save consumers a couple minutes before their morning coffee. Now, luckily, there’s […]

  • Air-Ink: Ink Made From Air Pollution

    Air-Ink: Ink Made From Air Pollution

    A company called Graviky has figured out a way to pull carbon pollution from the air and put it to work doing something useful instead of burning up our atmosphere. They do this through something called a “KAALINK device,” which allows them to pull out refine soot and other pollutants into usable ink for writing […]

  • Mushroom Packaging: Eco-Friendly Fungus Packaging Adopted by IKEA

    Mushroom Packaging: Eco-Friendly Fungus Packaging Adopted by IKEA

    Styrofoam is great and all, but it’s notoriously bad for the environment and in all honesty it’s probably well past time to stop using it. IKEA is pledging to do that this year, replacing it with something called Mushroom Packaging, a completely biodegradable form of packaging taken from the root-equivalent in mushrooms and made by […]

  • ‘Arctica: The Vanishing North’ by Sebastian Copeland

    ‘Arctica: The Vanishing North’ by Sebastian Copeland

    The holiday season is a great time to remind yourself that thanks to human pollution of the atmosphere, Santa Claus’ home in the North Pole is rapidly melting away. One way to do this is to check out a new coffee table book about that exact subject from author/photographer Sebastian Copeland, entitled Arctica: The Vanishing […]

  • Oas1s Houses Are Like Modern Tree Houses

    Oas1s Houses Are Like Modern Tree Houses

    Anyone who’s ever been stuck in traffic or sucked a cubic foot of smog through their lungs has thought about moving out into the woods and living in a more natural environment. There are lots of ways for you to do this, but none of them are quite as sophisticated and ultra-modern as the “tree-like […]

  • Project Sunroof: Google Launches Solar Power Initiative (Video)

    Project Sunroof: Google Launches Solar Power Initiative (Video)

    Most people are probably interested in solar energy in theory, but actually putting it into practice can often seem intimidating or more trouble than it’s worth. In between solving all the other problems of the world, Google recently announced they’re taking on this one too, with what they’re calling Project Sunroof. Basically, Project Sunroof provides […]